Andrea Kleine is a writer, choreographer, and performance artist. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her debut novel, CALF, was described by Publishers’ Weekly as “unsettling, scary, and often brilliant” and named one of their Best Fiction Books of 2015.
Her recent performance works include MEMOIR (2010-ongoing), a piece performed remotely over video chat; RATIONALITY (2011), a verbatim re-creation of a public access philosophy TV show staged in her apartment; and SCREENING ROOM, OR, THE RETURN OF ANDREA KLEINE (AS REVEALED THROUGH A RE-ENACTMENT OF A 1977 TELEVISION PROGRAM ABOUT A ‘LONG AND BAFFLING’ FILM BY YVONNE RAINER (2014), commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater. Her new work, MY DINNER WITH ANDREA, will premiere at New York Live Arts in 2017.
Kleine has been described as an “enigmatic and eccentric” (The New York Times), “brainy, allusive Downtown artist” (The Village Voice), whose work is “wry, poignant” (The New York Times) and “something like genius” (ArtVoice).
Her critical writing has been published in PAJ: a journal of performance and art, Los Angeles Review of Books, and on her blog, The Dancers Will Win.
Kleine grew up in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. She lives in New York City.
(photo: Kate Previte)